Clouds part for global economy, but SA’s prospects remain gloomy
/ 31 January 2024

Clouds part for global economy, but SA’s prospects remain gloomy

The International Monetary Fund has slashed South Africa’s 2024 growth forecast as the country’s economy grapples with logistics constraints

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Middle East crisis: Why aren’t oil prices much higher?
/ 26 January 2024

Middle East crisis: Why aren’t oil prices much higher?

Lower prices are good insofar as inflation is concerned but they suggest that economic troubles lie ahead

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Reserve Bank sticks to its guns, keeps interest rates on hold
/ 25 January 2024

Reserve Bank sticks to its guns, keeps interest rates on hold

Governor Lesetja Kganyago suggested the central bank will look for the inflation rate to fall within its target before it administers relief

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Inflation slows again, but interest rate cut is probably still off the table
/ 24 January 2024

Inflation slows again, but interest rate cut is probably still off the table

After the release of the December inflation data, Investec chief economist Annabel Bishop said the Reserve Bank is likely to remain hawkish amid upside risks

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Inflation’s defeat is an empty victory
/ 9 January 2024

Inflation’s defeat is an empty victory

This year will finally see interest rates fall. But whatever relief the Reserve Bank administers, it will have come too late for some

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2024 economy: Some relief after a rocky road
/ 2 January 2024

2024 economy: Some relief after a rocky road

Last year was dismal on a number of fronts. And although things probably won’t get exponentially better, there is some hope on the horizon

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What does the latest inflation data mean for your shopping cart?
/ 18 December 2023

What does the latest inflation data mean for your shopping cart?

We can now evaluate the harvest of 2023

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Reserve Bank holds repo rate, looks through shock inflation data
/ 23 November 2023

Reserve Bank holds repo rate, looks through shock inflation data

Despite ongoing volatility, the monetary policy committee revised its 2023 headline inflation forecast down slightly

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Reserve Bank expected to hold off on hikes
/ 21 November 2023

Reserve Bank expected to hold off on hikes

However, inflation will probably remain elevated into next year

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Who protects us from rising prices?
/ 22 September 2023

Who protects us from rising prices?

In the wake of a food affordability crisis, prices at retail level are not controlled and the government is at arm’s length

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INTERVIEW: Still a strong case for lower inflation target, says Kganyago
/ 5 September 2023

INTERVIEW: Still a strong case for lower inflation target, says Kganyago

The Reserve Bank governor said lower inflation gives central banks more room to respond to economic shocks

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EXPLAINER: Even as inflation falls, homebuyers hold off
/ 30 August 2023

EXPLAINER: Even as inflation falls, homebuyers hold off

Interest rates will probably remain much higher than their pre-pandemic average, as the Reserve Bank guards against ongoing inflation risks

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El Niño, the next inflation frontline
/ 10 August 2023

El Niño, the next inflation frontline

South Africa, and the world, seem to be emerging out of an inflation-induced economic malaise. But as the world heats up, so will prices

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Inflation: Youth use credit to supplement salaries
/ 21 July 2023

Inflation: Youth use credit to supplement salaries

A report has found that young people have taken on more credit in the first quarter of 2023 compared with last year

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